Innovation Bears Fruit for Family Farm

By Peak Moment

28-min video: Tour the century-old organic Chaffin Family Orchards where even the animals are “farm hands.” Visit chickens in their egg-mobile, scratching for bugs and pooping fertilizer in the heirloom stone-fruit orchards. Goats chomp off low branches from the olive trees, so no fuel or human labor is needed. This certified predator-friendly enterprise includes 200 acres of olive trees plus various fruit and nut trees; sheep, goats, broiler and egg-laying chickens.

They distribute only locally through fruit and meat CSAs (community-supported agriculture), growers markets and a farmstand, providing fresh foods that burst with flavor and nuance. Read Janaia’s blog on our visit at http://www.peakmoment.tv/journal/?p=92. [http://www.chaffinfamilyorchards.com]

h/t Progressive Mind

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